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Duke University Medical Center, InterGom Page 5 AUXILIARY SERVICE RECOGNIZED. On May 10, Mrs. Glenn Negley, President of the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, honored active members of the organization with a “recog nition of service party” at her home on Hathaway Road. Here Mrs. H. F. Bowers, Auxiliary social chairman, serves punch on the pleasant porch to a group including Mrs. Negley, the hostess; Mrs. L. C. Patee, Mrs. Pauline Stillwell, Mrs. Bayard Carter, Mrs. Alice Barnes, Mrs. J. E. Markee, Mrs. Henry Stoever, and Mrs. Richard Leach. Dr. Hart Honored On May 31, Dr. Deryl Hart’s ad- ^^liiiistrative colleagues jyave a testi monial dinner at Hope V^aley Country Club in recognition of his contribu tion to Duke University first as pro fessor of surgery and then as presi dent of the University. Guests in- ehuled trustees of the Duke Endow ment, Duke University trustees, University ofificials, some of his colleagues in the medical school and their wives. Dr. Calvin Hoover presided. Mr. B. F. Womble responded for the Board of Trustees, Mr. Thomas L. Perkins for the Duke Endowment, Dr. William B. Hamilton for the faculty, and Dr. R. Taylor Cole for the administrative colleagues. Included in the program at each guest’s place wasia tribute to Dr. Hart, a portion of which follows. “Three years agj), at the height of a distinguished career in surgery and medical education, Dr. Deryl Hart was chosen president of Duke Uni- ^fcersity. The appointment of a sur- ^^eon to administer the diverse affairs of the TJniversity was an unprece dented step—and a tribute to J)r. Hart’s abilities that transcended com petence in his chosen field of medi cine. Since Dr. Hart took office on July 1, 1960, the progress of Duke University has testified eloquently to the wisdom of his election to the presidency. * * « “Recently, the chairman of the Duke Endow’ment Trustees said of Dr. Hart: ‘ He took office less than three years ago, yet his accomplish ments in this short span will be felt for many years to come. The fact is that he undertook this difficult job at a time when he was all but ready to retire after a distinguished career as a surgeon and leader in medical edu cation. He did so enthusiastically in spite of this possible hazard to his health, selflessly postponing his per sonal plans, to assume this difficult, Remanding and .sometimes tiiankless "ob.’ ” Rehabilitation (Continued from page 1) Miss Helen Kaiser, director of the department, notes that the new quar ters provide better organized and more attractive surroundings for the 120 or more patients who receive physical therapy each day. Also, the new classroom and related teaching facili ties will make possible an increase from 12 to 24 physical therapy stu dents. The Occupational Therapy Depart ment, which shares the reception area with i)hysical therapy, is centered in a large room equipped for a variety of activities that help patients regain strength and abilities important in everyday living. Woodw'orking, leather aiul metal crafts, ceramics and weaving are among these therapeutic occTipations. Miss liernice Belue, head of occupa tional therapy, says that these and other crafts are useful in “pre-voea- tional work” or exploring the patient’s potential for rehabilitation. Another activity of the department consists of evaluating Parkinson’s disease patients in terms of their ability to perform various “motor tasks” such as drawing and stringing beads before and after surgical treat ment has been carried out. In the ADL (activities of daily living) room, shared with physical therapj', Miss Belue and lier associates help patients regain abilities that liave been impaired by disease or injury. This room contains a kitchen stove, sink and other ecjuipmeut that a housewife nuist coi)e with each day. in an adjoining specially-equipped bathroom, a handicapped man may receive instruction in self-care tasks such as shaving or bathing. The room is adaptable for training patients with a variety of disabilities—for instance, wheelchair patients, arthritics with limited joint movement, or cardiac (Continued on page 7)

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